READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Eighteen.
Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery. (2 Chronicles 19:7 NIV).
TIPS TO HAVE A SUCCESS EVERYDAY
Historical Commentary.–In his desire to safeguard the rights and freedom of his subjects, Jehoshaphat emphasized the message of God that each member of the human family receives justice from God, who rules over everything. “God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”” And those who are appointed as judges under his leadership, they are told: “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed…deliver them from the hand of the wicked.“Psalm 82:1, 3, 4. (PR 146).
Live under the fear of the lord and look at what you do.-Our actions must have as a backdrop, the certainty that God watches all our actions. Therefore, this “fear” should not be motivated by fear, but by the privilege to meet the almighty God and have hIM on our side, this must instil respect and reverence in us. In addition, we must “look”, be careful in what we do, or consider carefully each action, care to know if they are approved by God.
No respect of persons, nor taking bribes.- Not discriminate against people because of their color, gender, age, financial resources, intelligence or religion. We are all created by God, we come from the same genealogy: Adam and Eve. Finally, one can not be more emphatic about not accepting bribes or gifts that can produce bias. The Bible also recommends: “Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wiseand twists the words of the innocent.” (Deuteronomy 16: 19).
Our beloved father . We pray that every day we live with the conviction that you watch over our every action. That all our actions may not do distinction of persons, that we may favor anyone regardless of being a relative, friend, or acquaintance. Keep us away from bribery or gifts that may prevent us from being just. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.